From "Green Book" gold to "A Quiet Place" sequel - the biggest entertainment news from 2019's Oscars weekend

An Oscar statue stands during a preview for the Governors Ball during the 91st annual Academy Awards week in Hollywood, on California, February 15, 2019. (Photo by VALERIE MACON

In case you've missed any entertainment news from 2019's Oscars weekend, we've got you covered with all of the biggest stories you need to know

The Oscars 2019

The 91st Academy Awards took place last night and it proved to be one of the most unpredictable Oscars ceremonies in history with plenty of unexpected winners. 

Green Book, starring Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali, saw off tough competition from Roma and The Favourite to win the Oscar for Best Picture. Ali also picked up the award for Best Supporting Actor in the process.

Bohemian Rhapsody's Rami Malek brought home Oscar gold for his portrayal of the late, great Freddie Mercury, winning himself the award for Best Actor.

Meanwhile, Olivia Colman's performance in The Favourite earned the British actress her first Oscar in the Best Actress category.

After a substantial backlash from numerous filmmakers, the ad-break Oscars were, in the end, presented as normal, with Alfonso Cuaron's Roma earning the Oscar for Best Cinematography.

And lastly, Marvel's superhero blockbuster, Black Panther, picked up several Oscars in the Best Score, Best Costume Design and Best Production Design categories. 

Overview of Oscar statues on display at 'Meet the Oscars' at the Time Warner Center on February 25, 2010 in New York City.

Bond 25's working title is revealed

The working title for the 25th Bond movie was revealed last week. It came to light that the film currently bears the name Shatterhand.

For those not in the know, Shatterhand is an alias for recurring Bond villain Ernst Stavro Blofeld, which would hint at the return of Bond's arch enemy. Whether Christoff Waltz will reprise the role is not yet known.

Daniel Craig as 007 agent James Bond

Liam Neeson's "Cold Pursuit" hits UK cinemas

Just weeks after Liam Neeson came under fire for some controversial comments made on the Cold Pursuit press tour, his latest film has hit cinemas across the UK. 

Cold Pursuit suffered an icy reception when it released in the US on February 8, only taking $11m in its opening weekend.

Despite reviewing well, audiences have given Cold Pursuit the cold shoulder meaning its the lowest-earning opening for a Neeson film since 2010.

"How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World" smashes series' box office record

The third and probably final instalment in the popular Dragon training series has smashed the box office records of its two predecessors. 

The film hit US cinemas this weekend and its opening box office numbers have blown the series' two previous films out of the water with an opening gross of $55m. Worldwide, How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World has raked in an impressive $274m so far.

Edgar Wright adds Matt Smith and Thomasin McKenzie to his latest film, "Last Night in Soho"

British film fans always get excited for a new film from acclaimed director, Edgar Wright. His latest work, a London-based thriller, Last Night in Soho has added two new cast members. 

Doctor Who and The Crown's Matt Smith will join New Zealand newcomer Thomasin McKenzie - who played a small role in the final Hobbit film in 2014 - in Edgar Wright's latest film which will surely draw plenty of attention from film fans until its release. 

Matt Smith filming on location for 'Doctor Who' in Central Park on April 11, 2012 in New York City.

Emily Blunt and John Krasinski to return for "A Quiet Place" sequel

2018's best horror movie, A Quiet Place, is getting a sequel. 

Its director John Krasinski will be behind the camera once again and Emily Blunt will take on the leading role for the much-anticipated sequel.  

"Space Jam 2" gets release date

The original Space Jam, featuring a ludicrous blend of Looney Tunes and basketball, was released in 1996. 

Now, its sequel, featuring basketball legend LeBron James, will be released to the world on July 16, 2021. 

That's a full 25 years since the original. But has the sequel come too late? 

Space Jam dir. Joe Pytka 1996

"Halo" TV show gets new director

Showtime's upcoming Halo TV show, to be produced by Steven Spielberg's Amblin, has just got itself a new director in Otto Bathurst. Bathurst has previous TV experience with Black Mirror and Peaky Blinders and also directed 2018's Robin Hood. 

Bathurst comes in to direct three episodes of the project that Rise of the Planet of the Apes' director Rupert Wyatt stepped down from late in 2018.

Read everything we know about the Halo TV show so far HERE.

Halo Infinite

Rockstar tease release for "Red Dead Redemption 2" Soundtrack

And finally, after months of waiting, Rockstar have revealed that the soundtrack and score from its epic Western adventure, Red Dead Redemption 2, will be released sometime in the spring. 

They announced the approximate release date in a tweet late last week. 

For more video game soundtrack news, check out our list of the 'Top 10 best gaming soundtracks of all time.

 

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